Place:Kildwick, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameKildwick
Alt namesChildeuuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
TypeTown
Coordinates53.9°N 1.982°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - 2004)
North Yorkshire     (2004 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSkipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it was a part 1974-2004
Craven, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict in which it is now located
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Kildwick, or Kildwick-in-Craven, is a village and civil parish of the district of Craven in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated between Skipton and Keighley and has a population of 191. Kildwick is a landmark as where the major road from Keighley to Skipton crosses the River Aire. The village's amenities include a primary school, church, post office and public house.

Ancient Kildwick Parish was unusually large for it included the townships of Kildwick, Bradley Both, Cononley, Cowling, Holden, Eastburn, Farnhill, Glusburn, Ikornshaw, Silsden, Steeton, Sutton[14][15] and Stirton and Thorlby. Many of these places eventually became civil parishes in their own right.(Source:Wikipedia)

John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 described Kildwick like this:

"KILDWICK, a township and a sub-district in Skipton district, and a parish partly also in Keighley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, adjacent to the North Midland railway, 4 miles SSE of Skipton; and has a station on the railway, jointly with Cross Hills, and a postoffice under Leeds. Acres, 873. Real property, £1, 351. Pop., 170. Houses, 36.

In 1974 Kildwick was part of Bradford Metropolitan Borough. Before 2004 it has been transferred to the Craven District in North Yorkshire.

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